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Derrick Henry wants Lane Kiffin to run Bo Scarbrough more

It was pretty clear to many watching the first half of the Peach Bowl between Alabama and Washington on Saturday that the Huskies could not stop Bo Scarbrough. Despite that reality, Bama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin didn’t exactly exploit the situation. Even though Scarbrough had 80 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in the half, Kiffin was still calling plenty of pass...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions place RB Theo Riddick on IR

The Detroit Lions have placed running back Theo Riddick on IR, ending his season. The Lions announced the move on Saturday and say they have also signed WR Jace Billingsley to the active roster. Riddick has been bothered by a wrist injury since the Lions’ Week 13 win over the Saints in early December. He missed three straight games after that, but there was some hope he might be...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Hue Jackson: Browns will play to win even if it costs them No. 1 pick

The Cleveland Browns have no intention of tanking, even if they could clinch the No. 1 overall pick in doing so. The Browns would lose the No. 1 pick in April’s NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers if the Browns win at Pittsburgh and the 49ers lose at home against Seattle. That thought, however, has not crossed coach Hue Jackson’s mind. “It doesn’t. It can’t,” said Jackson, via...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon pursuing LSU assistant Dameyune Craig

New Oregon head coach Willie Taggart is working hard to build his coaching staff in Eugene, and he is going after some big names. Multiple reports say that Taggart is pursuing LSU wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig, who just completed his first season with the Tigers after previously being at Auburn. NOLA.com says that if Taggart offers Craig the Oregon offensive coordinator position...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky RB Boom Williams to enter NFL Draft

Boom Williams is going pro. The Kentucky Wildcats running back announced after his school’s 33-18 loss to Georgia Tech in the Taxslayer Bowl on Saturday that he is leaving for the NFL Draft. Boom didn’t exactly blow up in the bowl game as he rushed for 35 yards on 11 carries, but he said after the game that he made the decision to leave for the pros prior to the contest. Boom...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Bart Scott rips Marcell Dareus for Rex Ryan criticism

Former NFL linebacker Bart Scott is not having some of the criticisms of Rex Ryan. Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus criticized Ryan’s defensive scheme as “too much detail” after the head coach was fired last week. Scott, who spent the vast majority of his playing career in Ryan-led defenses in Baltimore and New York, went to town on those comments. “That might sum the...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary Kubiak does little to quiet resignation talk

Will Gary Kubiak walk away from the Denver Broncos after the season? He didn’t exactly say no when given the opportunity to do so. Kubiak has been the subject of resignation rumors and speculation in recent days, and when given the chance to put a stop to it, the Broncos coach did nothing of the sort. “I love this league,” Kubiak said Friday when asked about his future, via Mike...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bills decided to move on from Tyrod Taylor ‘weeks ago’

The Buffalo Bills’ decision to move away from quarterback Tyrod Taylor has apparently been in the works for quite some time. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Bills decided “weeks ago” to move on from Taylor, and his groin problem doesn’t come as news to them. Bills were aware of Tyrod's groin situation for a few weeks. There's strong sense he will need surgery....
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Amanda Nunes explains why she taunted Ronda Rousey’s trainer

Amanda Nunes went straight over to Ronda Rousey's corner after defeating her in 48 seconds at UFC 207 on Friday night, and she had some words for Rousey's trainer. Nunes took a shot at Edmond Tarverdyan, essentially saying the trainer encouraging Rousey to box rather than focus on her judo and ground game have contributed to Rousey's career downfall. "She thinks she is a boxer...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Dana White believes Ronda Rousey will fight again

UFC chief Dana White is a lot more optimistic about Ronda Rousey’s UFC future than many of the sport’s fans are. White believes Rousey will fight again at some point after she fell to Amanda Nunes Friday night in just 48 seconds. Dana White tells me his hunch is that @RondaRousey will fight again. — Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) December 31, 2016 We don’t know what Rousey...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

5 hottest NFL head coaching candidates

As many former coaches and players could tell you, the NFL stands for “not for long” for a reason. That’s a lesson a few now ex-head coaches have already figured out this season. Before even reaching Black Monday, several NFL teams started making changes. Whether it was the Jacksonville Jaguars terminating Gus Bradley, the Los Angeles Rams firing Jeff Fisher, or the Buffalo Bills...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Audio from Ronda Rousey's trainer during loss to Nunes released

Watching Ronda Rousey lose to Amanda Nunes in 48 seconds was difficult for any of the former champion’s fans, but it was even harder for her trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan. Audio of Tarverdyan’s commentary during Rousey’s UFC 207 loss to Nunes shows the trainer begging Rousey to move her head, hold her hands up and clinch Nunes during the short-lived fight. Here’s a look at the audio...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey mocked on Twitter after knockout loss

What a difference a year makes. Just 14 months ago, Ronda Rousey was widely considered an inspiring figure for women and beloved athlete in sports. An intimidating presence compared to Mike Tyson, Rousey was a symbol of power, strength and beauty. She had made herself into an icon and role model for females. And then so much of that crumbled in a matter of two fights. First Rousey...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Amanda Nunes: I knew I would beat the s— out of Ronda Rousey

Amanda Nunes knew she was going to beat the crap out of Ronda Rousey, and she did just that. Nunes retained the UFC women’s bantamweight championship with a devastating victory over Rousey at UFC 207 in Las Vegas on Friday night. The Brazilian fighter came out swinging and destroyed Rousey with a flurry of punches, leading referee Herb Dean to stop the fight after 48 seconds. After...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Cody Garbrandt busts out dance move after ducking punches

Cody Garbrandt didn’t just beat Dominick Cruz at UFC 207 on Friday night — he put on a show. Garbrandt beat Cruz to win the UFC bantamweight title at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 25-year-old Team Alpha Male fighter was just miles ahead of Cruz in the octagon. Check out the way he broke out some dance moves during the fight after ducking multiple punches. THE DISRESPECT. #UFC207...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan TE Jake Butt suffers injury to ACL or MCL

What happened to Jake Butt during Friday’s Orange Bowl serves as yet another reminder of why players like Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette decided not to play in their teams’ bowl games. The Michigan tight end left the Orange Bowl early in the second quarter after being tackled by two Florida State players inside the 10-yard line following a catch and run (video here)....
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

LSU LB Duke Riley wearing No. 4 as tribute to late Joe McKnight

LSU linebacker Duke Riley is doing something special for his final collegiate game. The senior will be wearing jersey No. 4 for LSU’s bowl game against Louisville on Saturday as a tribute to the late Joe McKnight. McKnight was a top recruit coming out of John Curtis High School in New Orleans and went on to play for USC and later the New York Jets. He was killed on Dec. 1 in a...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Both Rivers get ejected from Clippers game

Neither Doc nor Austin Rivers were around for the end of Friday’s game between the Rockets and Clippers. After driving to the basket and missing a layup during the second quarter, Austin’s momentum carried him toward the official and he made contact, which was apparently deemed intentional by the official because he assessed two technical fouls to the younger Rivers. That, of course...
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December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey getting paid a lot of money for UFC 207

UFC fighters have long complained about not receiving a large enough piece of the pie in the business, but Ronda Rousey certainly is getting paid for her UFC 207 fight on Friday night. Rousey is set to earn $3 million as her fight purse for UFC 207. Comparatively, her opponent Amanda Nunes is being paid $100,000. Per NSAC, Ronda Rousey's disclosed fight purse tonight is $3 million...
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December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Christian McCaffrey got standing ovation from teammates after bowl decision

Christian McCaffrey’s announcement to his teammates that he would be sitting out Friday’s Sun Bowl apparently was met with good reception. CBS reporter Allie LaForce said during the Sun Bowl that McCaffrey received a standing ovation from his Stanford teammates when he addressed them about his decision not to play in the game. Allie LaForce says on the Sun Bowl broadcast that...
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December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Jake Butt leaves Orange Bowl with injury (Video)

Michigan tight end Jake Butt left Friday’s Orange Bowl in the second quarter after suffering an injury following a catch. Butt caught a swing pass and ran down the sideline for a first down near by the six-yard line. But Butt was tackled hard by two Florida State defenders and was down in pain. thesizzle20: #Michigan TE Jake Butt injured #OrangeBowl ESPN Orange Bowl: Michigan...
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December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida State horse and mascot fall during pregame routine

Osceola and Renegade are two of the more iconic mascots in college football. They did not have one of their finest moments on Friday. Prior to the Orange Bowl, Osceola rode Renegade out onto the field to plant a burning spear into the turf as is customary before Florida State home football games. However, this time, before Osceola was able to drop the spear, Renegade appeared to...
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December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Knight likely to be dealt by trade deadline

Brandon Knight's time in Phoenix may be coming to an end. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Friday that the latest indications are that the Suns will move Knight in between now and the February 23 trade deadline. The 25-year-old combo guard has been demoted to a sixth man role for Phoenix this season and is posting mediocre averages of 13.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per...
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December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt posts great Instagram message about 2017

Usain Bolt might be faster than we thought. With just one more day left in 2016, there’s very little time remaining to squeeze in what you can into this year. That doesn’t apply to Bolt. In a great Instagram post, Bolt reported a rumor that he’s already in 2017. BREAKING NEWS: I just heard @usainbolt is already in 2017…
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December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Jabrill Peppers scratched from Orange Bowl with hamstring injury

Many were surprised by sudden news announced just before the start of the Orange Bowl that Jabrill Peppers would not be playing in the game. Peppers suffered a hamstring injury in the week leading up to the game against Florida State. The Michigan junior linebacker was dressed in full uniform Friday and tried to give it a go during warmups but was seen grabbing at his leg. Michigan...
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December 30, 2016  |  Discuss
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